This Must Be The Place: The Hunter Family
“Honestly man, Sun Peaks used to be the capital of wild west gnar,” Matt explains, “But these days, this place is my family's favourite cruiser lap spot. And all the wildness is still right here when we want it.” Bike Park laps are the ultimate family time for Matt, Nikki, Robbie, and Russ Hunter in the final installment of This Must Be The Place.
Summer Fun Continues Through September
The fun continues into September with a month full of exciting events. During Labour Day weekend its a celebration of biking with the Peaks Pedal Fest, which includes a performance by the Trial Stars, the Yeah Bru! Grass Dual Slalom World Cup, Lift and a Lager and more. Later in the month Sun Peaks...
This Must Be The Place: Cheryl Beattie
“Sun Peaks has been the place for me to get away from the small stresses in my daily life and have fun with my friends,” Cheryl admits. “It’s amazing to feel scared, yet so in control at the same time.” Learn more about Cheryl Beattie, a legend in the Kamloops mountain bike scene, in part four of This Must Be The Place.
Summer in Sun Peaks for Families
Sun Peaks is pulling out all the bells and whistles to make your family getaway richly connected to nature and welcoming for all ages.
Sun Peaks Summer Guide
Summer has begun and it’s time to get excited for road trips and adventure-filled days. There is no shortage of things to do in Sun Peaks in summer, so we’ve put together a month-by-month guide from July through September.
This Must Be The Place: Kiera Melnechuk
“We spend the summer months camped out here in our family trailer, in the dusty lot, riding the Bike Park every day. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.” Learn more about local grom Kiera Melnechuk in part three of This Must Be The Place.
This Must Be The Place: Zuzy Rocka
“I can’t imagine doing what I’m doing - making a go at my career while riding and playing in the mountains - anywhere else but here, in Sun Peaks”. Learn about local rider and artist Zuzy Rocka in part two of This Must Be The Place.
This Must Be The Place: Dylan Sherrard
Sun Peaks’ influence on the work of local photographer and rider Dylan Sherrard is undeniable. This summer, join him for 'This Must Be The Place', a series that explores the stories of tangled enchantment that many others have experienced while riding here.
5 Reasons to Visit Sun Peaks in Summer
From vast terrain, to sunshine, to activities for everyone—there are plenty of reasons why Sun Peaks should be included in your summer travel plans.
A Taste of Sun Peaks at Home
Get your chef hats out - it's cookin' time! Here are three recipes from three different restaurants that we hope you enjoy.
That’s a Wrap! Winter 2020-21 Photo Recap
We made it! This was a season unlike any other, but we are proud to have successfully provided a safe and enjoyable winter for those able to join us. Relive some of our favourite memories from the past few months.
Sun Peaks Resort: Family Fun By "The Roll Model" (Part 3)
A day of family fun in Sun Peaks. Part three of a three-part guide by Kamloops local, Jessica Vliegenthart AKA "The Roll Model".
Sun Peaks Resort: Parents' Day Out by "The Roll Model" (Part 2)
A day at Sun Peaks without the children. Part two of a three-part guide by Kamloops local, Jessica Vliegenthart AKA "The Roll Model".
Sun Peaks Spring Sales Guide
Our end-of-season retail sales are in full swing. Score up to 70% off of winter stock throughout the village with our spring sales guide.
Sun Peaks This Spring: 4 Reasons You Should Visit
Longer days and warmer temperatures mean there’s an exciting buzz in the air. Get inspired to spend some time out in the sunshine with these 4 reasons to visit Sun Peaks in the spring.
Sun Peaks Resort: A Guide by "The Roll Model" (Part 1)
"Winter is complicated when your life is on wheels." Part one of a three-part guide by Kamloops local, Jessica Vliegenthart AKA "The Roll Model".
Enjoy a Self-Care Staycation in Sun Peaks
Our self-care guide gives you the full scoop on everything you need to elevate your wellness this winter.
The Non-Skier’s Guide to Sun Peaks
Experience our mountain tops, valley floor and everything in between with a variety of non-ski activities.
7 Reasons to Nordic Ski in Sun Peaks
This winter is all about getting outside and enjoying the fresh mountain air. Whether you’re a seasoned Nordic skier, or you want to try out a new sport, here are some reasons to explore our network of trails in Sun Peaks.
Sun Peaks Outdoor Dining Guide
Choose the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat with our Outdoor Dining Guide.
Your Guide to Holiday Shopping in Sun Peaks
Head into our pedestrian-only village and tick everyone off your list at once with our holiday shopping guide.
Grab and Go Meals in Sun Peaks
With over 20 restaurants and cafés in Sun Peaks there is certainly no shortage of food options to choose from. Whether you’re craving a delicious home-style meal or you just want the ease of grabbing a quick bite, this guide will walk you through some of our unique dining options.
Opening Day 2020-21 - Photo Recap
Re-live one of the best opening days we've ever had with this photo recap!
Ultimate Winter Guide to Sun Peaks
This ultimate guide will prepare you for your visit to Sun Peaks this winter.
What Should I Know Before I Go?
Before planning your trip to Sun Peaks, check out this guide for everything you need to know.
Intro To: The Mountain Collective Pass
Sun Peaks Resort is stoked to join Mountain Collective’s dream lineup of 23 destinations this year. So, how does the Mountain Collective work? We’ve put together answers for some frequent questions we’ve been getting about the pass.
5 Reasons to Visit Sun Peaks this Winter
Get inspired to start your winter planning with these 5 reasons to visit Sun Peaks.
Why you should add Sun Peaks to your winter road trip plans
Fuel up the car and pack your snow gear – here are 4 reasons why you should road trip to Sun Peaks this winter.
Looking Back: A Summer Alpine Adventure
Join Sun Peaks local Zuzy Rocka on a summertime adventure through the alpine.
7 Activities to try in Sun Peaks this September
From fun on the water, to unique experiences in the mountains and valley, here are 7 activities to check out in Sun Peaks this September.
The Peak of the Season: Summer Dreams
"This is no ordinary place… this has been an extraordinary ride. This summer at Sun Peaks, as far as I can see, has felt like dusting off an old family album. Revisiting memories of long summer days spent cruising in the park, and long summer nights spent dreaming the never ending dreams of shred." - Words and photos by local rider Dylan Sherrard.
Our 5 Favourite Scenic Hiking Trails in Sun Peaks
Get inspired with these 5 stunning hiking trails.
The Peak of the Season: Slow Summer Flow
"Rally the range where these trails are strewn, through the rise of the light and the fall of the moon. Be careful out here, to not fall into swoon. You see our happy place, it has plenty of room." - Words and photos by local rider Dylan Sherrard.
4 Reasons to Road Trip to Sun Peaks this Summer
Fun summer activities, fresh mountain air, and plenty of nature are just some of the reasons to add Sun Peaks to your summer road trip list!
The Peak of the Season: The Blissful In-Between
"The glory of summer at Sun Peaks is all yours to claim. In 2019 we stoked a great flame. While the roots of the mountain were loved and left wild, the peripheral chunder became suddenly tame. With a long list of inviting new trails and surprises, we knew that summer would never be the same." - Words and photos by local rider Dylan Sherrard.
Elevate Your Meeting Space with these Virtual Backgrounds
Virtual backgrounds are a fun way to elevate your Zoom meeting space and we want to bring the mountains to you!
People Behind the Pow video series
April 7, 2020 As someone who frequents the snowy slopes of Sun Peaks, have you ever wondered what's truly going on behind the scenes? At all hours of the day and night, our teams are buzzing around in their special functions, each a vital piece of the puzzle. They come together to complete the...
The Making of a Trail Map
Ever wondered how a trail map is made? From aerial photography to detailed hand painting, get a look behind the scenes at the work it took to create Sun Peaks' newest alpine trail map, which was unveiled for winter 2019/20.
Thank You for the Memories! Winter 2019-20 Photo Recap
Revisit some happy memories that were made in the mountains with our photo recap reliving the highlights of winter 2019-20.
Seven New Businesses to Check Out in Sun Peaks
Sun Peaks continues to expand with seven new businesses bringing you everything from good eats to health and wellness this winter.
6 Ways to Unwind in Sun Peaks this Winter
Sun Peaks is the perfect destination to chill, thanks to several low-key activities to partake in. Get ready to relax with with these 6 ways to unwind this winter.
Discover Sun Peaks in the Early Season
We can all agree that the cold season has well and truly set in, but it doesn’t officially kick off until you’ve felt the adrenaline rush of your first ski run (and experience the après-ski that goes along with it!).
Opening Day 2019/20 - Photo Recap
We are open! On Saturday, November 23, Sun Peaks Resort was the first BC interior resort to kick off the 2019/20 ski and snowboard season! Relive the fun of Opening Day with our photo recap.
The Peak of the Season: Seasons Fade
"At Sun Peaks we’ll enjoy the chairlift spinning till the end of September - this autumn is poised as the most magic we can remember. We look forward to keeping the flame and to stoking the embers, for all those who ride with us through to this season's ender." - Words and photos by local rider Dylan Sherrard
6 Ways to Enjoy Sun Peaks Before the Snow Flies
Cooler temps are in the air, so it’s time to break out your flannel and start filling your fall calendar. While you’re at it, check out these ways to take in the fall fun in Sun Peaks this autumn.
5 Classic Routes to Explore in Sun Peaks
Let us take the guessing game out of your summer planning with these five signature routes that will allow you to make the most of your time in Sun Peaks.
The Peak of the Season: In Turns We Trust
"There’s a special buzz to this season that hangs in the air, and we do all that we can to ensure that we share. We find a heavy return in the smiles that you wear, and the opportunity to inspire is the special ingredient that keeps us out there." - Words and photos by local rider Dylan Sherrard.
Bike Tales: Making the most of our mountain community
Follow along as Sun Peaks Resort employee Helen Davies gets back on a bike to learn a new sport this summer!
The Peak Of The Season: Return to Real Life
"And we’re so happy to have you along for this ride, for the ebb and the flow of our cool mountain tide. Out here on these trails we have plenty of time. No clocks whir and chime and as we whirl and we wind." - Words and photos by local rider Dylan Sherrard.
Sun Peaks: 48 hours of summer adventure
Summer is right around the corner, so make your time count with an adventure-packed 48 hours in Sun Peaks.
The Peak Of The Season: Hearts Grow Fonder
"At this point, I feel like a little kid. Anxiously awaiting the endless summer days soon to come my way. Dreaming of the rolling hills and the winding trails and little hits of weightlessness I'll be chasing down the trail." - Words and photos by local rider Dylan Sherrard.
Thank You For a Fantastic Winter! Season 2018-19 Photo Recap
All good things must come to an end and it's hard to believe that the 2018-19 ski season is now behind us. Relive the fun of the winter with our photo recap.
5 Reasons We Love Spring Skiing
Warmer days may have you looking longingly at your bike or golf clubs, but it’s not time to pack away your skis and boards just yet! Spring is one of our favourite times of year in the mountains and there’s still plenty of fun to be had this season.
Top 5 Kid Friendly Trails in Sun Peaks
Sun Peaks is an amazing place to spend quality time together on the slopes as a family. Check out our picks for the top kid friendly trails in the resort.
Spread the Love With These 6 Winter Date Ideas
There’s something romantic about hanging out with your sweetheart in a winter wonderland. If you’re looking for some ideas for your next date then find some inspiration with these six date ideas.
Something About Sun Peaks
Mirae Campbell and Jake Dyson, two Whistler locals, make their way to Sun Peaks to explore the mountain, taste the food and experience the local charm.
Nordic 101: How to Conquer Cross Country for the First Time
Interested in trying cross country skiing? Here's our guide to get you started.
5 Hot Spots for Après in Sun Peaks
After a full day of exploring our three mountains and 137 ski runs you’re going to be ready to head into the village for some après with your crew. From good food, to outdoor fire pits and even shotskis, there is no shortage of options to choose from in Sun Peaks. Here are five of our favourite places to get your après ski fun started.
6 Sun Peaks activities the entire family will enjoy
Sun Peaks is home to endless winter activities. Here are six that will entertain family members of any age.
The best is yet to come! Why we love skiing in Sun Peaks after the new year.
The new year is fast approaching! Here are three favourite times to ski Sun Peaks during this season.
5 Reasons to Nordic Ski in Sun Peaks this Winter
Winter is here in the mountains! Our Nordic network of groomed and track set trails is now fully open for the 2018/19 season. If you’ve never visited Sun Peaks or it’s been awhile, here are five reasons to grab your skinny skis and head on up.
A Winter of Wine in Sun Peaks
After a day on the slopes it’s hard to top the feeling of settling in by the fire with a glass of wine. This season we’re hosting two fantastic wine festivals to help you experience the perfect pairing of winter sports and wine for yourself.
Four Ways to Get Ready for Winter in Sun Peaks
The countdown to winter has officially begun in Sun Peaks. This list will help prepare you for hitting the slopes on opening day, November 17!
A Course Walk to the Heart of Sun Peaks Bike Park
"Anyone who has raced DH is familiar with the “course walk”: the practice of inspecting a race course on foot—no bikes—sussing out the shortest lines and mentally mapping the hazards. It’s occasionally a solo endeavor, but more often than not groups glom around trail features like architects studying a set of vexing blueprints." Guest blog and photography by Aaron Thiesen.
The Peak of The Season: A Tacky Turn
"The moisture in the air, the extra layer we wear, and the fading colour of alpine flowers signal the approach of a mountain biker’s most treasured affair." - Words and photos by local rider Dylan Sherrard.
Three Reasons to Visit Sun Peaks Market Day
Take a moment for yourself in the mountains and explore Sun Peaks Market Day. Wander through the village core and discover local artist creations, fresh pastries and an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables.
The Peak of The Season: Flow State
"By this point in the summer, conversation flows effortlessly with the trails. A lot of us would argue it to be a most charming aspect - a distinct peak of the season - when all of these wild lines come together and cruise control kicks in. Because there really isn’t anything like it, the silent euphoria we find during these effortless laps between these trees." - Words and photos by local rider Dylan Sherrard.
The 6 Most Scenic Holes on Sun Peaks’ Breathtaking Mountain Course
Winding through a forested valley floor and surrounded by towering mountains on all sides, The Golf Course at Sun Peaks Resort serves up spectacular views on every hole. These are our picks for the best views on the course!
Top Things to do in the Summer in Sun Peaks
There’s more than just winter activities to do at Sun Peaks Resort. During the summer months, you’ll find fun for all ages. Words and images by Girl on the Go.
The Peak of the Season: The Dusty High Five
"The days we’ve anxiously awaited have quickly come our way. And we’re already into the thick of it, as the dizzying highs of summer are spinning all around us. The longest days, the hottest laps, and the biggest smiles are burning bright while the world is turning fast beneath our tires." - Words and photos by local rider Dylan Sherrard.
7 Ways to Start Your Day in Sun Peaks
From a sunrise hike to a buffet breakfast fit for a king, here are some suggestions to get your day started right in Sun Peaks.
Summer is in Full Swing - Photo Recap
Summer is now in full swing here in Sun Peaks! On Friday, June 22, we fired up the Sunburst chairlift for the opening day of the Sun Peaks Bike Park and lift-access hiking.
5 Reasons to Tee Off in Sun Peaks this Summer
The Golf Course at Sun Peaks Resort is open and we’re looking forward to another amazing golf season here in the mountains! If you’ve yet to tee off at our course, here are five reasons you should add it to your golfing hit list this year.
The Peak of the Season
"It was the most wonderful of winters and we were sad to see it go, but here tonight, beneath the warm spring glow, we turn our sights toward that which lays beneath the snow." - Words and photos by local rider Dylan Sherrard
Step into BC’s Famous Craft Beer Scene at Sun Peaks
Whether you’re after a refreshing IPA or a complex winter ale to complement a hard day of skiing, here are some of the best places in Sun Peaks to discover BC craft beer.
5 Reasons to Nordic Ski in Sun Peaks in the Spring
Spring has sprung, but there’s plenty of amazing cross-country skiing left this season at Sun Peaks Resort! If you’ve never visited Sun Peaks, or it’s been awhile, here are five reasons to grab your skinny skis and head on up.
A first-time visitor's take on Sun Peaks
Leigh McClurg visited Sun Peaks for the first time in February. Find out what he recommends to travellers planning a trip to here.
More than just skiing: 10 must-try experiences at Sun Peaks
You pack up your skis, boots, poles, and endless layers of clothing. With time on your side, you set out on your journey. And you have only one destination in mind – Sun Peaks.
1st Day or 1,000th: Take Your Turns to New Heights
Whether it’s your first time gliding on snow or you’ve been hitting the slopes for 50 years, there’s likely to be some aspect of the sport where you’re still a “beginner”. Whatever your goals for the season or your ability level, our Sports School has a program to boost your skills progression.
6 Ways to Recharge in Sun Peaks this Winter
When family and friends always seem to be on the go, planning a getaway to Canada’s second largest ski area can only fuel their excitement to take it all in. Yes, our winter paradise is filled with a lot of activities and events that will keep your party entertained, but we also want to assure the more relaxed vacationers that it doesn’t have to be full-on all the time.
5 Ways to Experience Sun Peaks After Hours
After a full day of skiing most people are ready to kick back and relax. However there’s always a few hardy souls who can’t get enough time on the slopes, even if they ski from the first chair of the day to the last. Here are five ways to maximize your mountain time in Sun Peaks.
Sun Peaks: 5 reasons why you need to shred here
One resort where you’ll feel the biggest adrenaline rush of the season is Sun Peaks. Located in BC’s interior, just 45 minutes from Kamloops, the resort is home to Canada’s second largest ski area and you’re going to want to be there this winter.
5 Ways to Celebrate a White Christmas in Sun Peaks
From the Holiday Kick-Off Weekend to a scrumptious holiday meal—here are our top ways to celebrate the holidays in Sun Peaks.
Local's Laps with the Grunling Family
The Grunling family left Edmonton for Sun Peaks in search of more adventure. We'd say this family of six has succeeded big time, with biking at the heart of their new lifestyle.
Local's Laps with James Jeffries
Like any good life situation, it took a long while for James Jeffries to work things out. And after many years of different bike related jobs, he couldn’t be happier with the role his career has taken him to: Bike Park Coordinator at Sun Peaks Resort.
Get Your Hike on Because Sun Peaks is Coming into Full Bloom
There's a quote among gardners that says, "The Earth laughs in flowers." If that's the case, Mother Nature must be enjoying a deep belly laugh in Sun Peaks, BC.
5 Ways to Conquer Cross Country in Sun Peaks
To maximize your time in the saddle and help you discover the best trails in town, here’s five tips for making the most of Sun Peaks’ cross country network.
A Local's Guide to Mountain Biking at Sun Peaks
Grassy meadows, mountain lakes and some of the most technical riding in B.C. make Sun Peaks Resort a mountain biker’s paradise.
Local's Laps with Jase Petersen
If you don’t know him by name, Jase is a man of many hats at Sun Peaks Resort. He's got the sort of wide-eyed and bright-smiled demeanour that makes you feel welcome.
Sun Peaks: Summer Adventure for All
If you think Canada's second largest ski area is strictly a winter destination, think again. Here are a list of summer adventures for all ages and abilities.
Welcome to the Laundromat
Have you ventured to the Laundromat section of Mt. Morrisey? Local area resident Ron Betts walks you through what to expect from this gem of an area in Sun Peaks.
A Morning on the Ice with Elevated Fishing Adventures in Sun Peaks, BC
When our friends from far off Sydney, Australia, stopped in town for a few days during their trans-continental travels, it wasn’t hard to think of a more uniquely Canadian experience to offer them than ice fishing.
First-timer or Seasoned Vet, Here are Five Reasons Sun Peaks Should be on Your Radar
Vacation planning. For some it’s as exciting as 40 cm of fresh powder; for others, it’s an arduous slog of online researching, scouring reviews and price matching. We recently spoke to Jade Broadus, a well-traveled Los Angeles mother, competent skier, try-anything-oncer, and recent first timer to Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia’s Interior.
The Splendour of Sun Peaks Resort in 21 Gorgeous Photos
With 135 trails covering the full gamut from perfect corduroy groomers to long cruisers, glades, bumps and powder, Sun Peaks Resort earns the title as Canada’s second largest ski resort.
Mountain Lifer: Jamie Tattersfield Helped Transform Sun Peaks into a World-Class Resort
A lot has changed at Sun Peaks Resort since Jamie Tattersfield arrived on the scene. As the resort’s Operations Manager, Tattersfield helped grow the resort from a meager one-chair ski hill with a modest lodge to the world-class, three-mountain, four-season destination it is today.
We're back! Here's our opening day visual recap
Words can’t capture the feeling created on opening day. The elation after a long summer. The reward after standing in line early to get first chair. The relief after realizing that you still remember how to do this.
20 Images That Will Make You Want To Hike South Thompson Shuswap
It's true. There is a place where you can walk through seven distinct ecosystems and along hundreds of sanctioned, isolated trails.
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